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Issam is a 27-year-old single man from Lebanon. He has owned a barbershop for the past 9 years. He has more than 14 years of experience in this occupation; he started to work at a very young age in order to help his father financially and decided to stick with this profession as he believed that it’s his hobby and that he will succeed working it.

And today, Issam wants to renovate his salon; to do so, he looks forward to have a youth loan from Kiva partner Vitas s.a.l. He reports that the renovation will help him attract more customers and therefore he will earn higher income. Issam is very positive and he only aims to improve his business and enhance his way of living.

Additional Information

More information about this loan

This loan is helping support a borrower who is 30 or under. Because many young people lack business experience or established credit histories, it can be even more difficult for them to access financial services. By funding this youth loan, you are expanding opportunity for a young person with limited resources. 

Important Information

Due to political and social challenges in Lebanon, personally identifiable attributes entrepreneurs may have been altered to protect their privacy (i.e., blurring portions of the borrower's picture, not indicating a name and location, etc.). Vitas appreciates Kiva lenders' understanding of these challenges and encourages them to continue their support for Lebanon's borrowers.

About Lebanon

  • $15,800
    Average annual income
  • 47
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $19,546,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD
A loan of $1,000 helped Issam to renovate his salon.
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 21, 2013
Jul 3, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 2, 2013